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Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By Portage_Bay
She's built like a work boat. A good strong...

She's built like a work boat. A good strong winch attached to a steel deck won't need a snubber.
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,622
Posted By Portage_Bay
Years ago, in the 70s, I rebuilt the transom on...

Years ago, in the 70s, I rebuilt the transom on an antique woody. I used Captain's spar varnish, roll and tip, sanding with very fine paper (don't remember the grit) between coats. When done it was...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-12-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Portage_Bay
It's the plate heat exchanger.

It's the plate heat exchanger.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,582
Posted By Portage_Bay
I mentioned the Navy in post #147. I said "Navy +...

I mentioned the Navy in post #147. I said "Navy + USCG team".

To expand on that, the team was off of a CG vessel. The CG officer seemed to be in charge. This happened while passing a Navy base...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,582
Posted By Portage_Bay
I agree. It seems that since 9/11 we've given up...

I agree. It seems that since 9/11 we've given up much of our freedoms and privacy. I've been boarded many times. USCG, CBP, US Navy + USCG team, CCG, RCMP, Canadian border patrol even First...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By Portage_Bay
I prefer steel. I like the workboat aspects of...

I prefer steel. I like the workboat aspects of her. If only her purchase price and care and feeding costs were within my budget....
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By Portage_Bay
I'm going to introduce thread drift, in what I...

I'm going to introduce thread drift, in what I think is a good direction.

As an inreach user who has benefited from the service in a less than good situation. Dead in the water, middle of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Portage_Bay
The atlas style chart books can be found at many...

The atlas style chart books can be found at many marine supply stores. Two excellent sources for all things nautical navigation are Cruising guides, Navigational Charts and other supplies -...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 950,855
Posted By Portage_Bay
My CP experience is limited to one boat. It was a...

My CP experience is limited to one boat. It was a challenge in close quarters. The pitch was controlled by a hydraulic pump chain driven off the prop shaft. So at idle response to pitch change was...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 950,855
Posted By Portage_Bay
Some controllable pitch setups have a simple...

Some controllable pitch setups have a simple clutch in / out for a true neutral. Otherwise the shaft and prop are rotating at all times the main is running. And if the main's RPM is higher than the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Portage_Bay
+1 For the Racor CCV

+1 For the Racor CCV
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By Portage_Bay
Perhaps they are concerned about it becoming...

Perhaps they are concerned about it becoming another blue poly tarp forever project?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-23-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,945
Posted By Portage_Bay
I'm not asking you or anyone to "believe...

I'm not asking you or anyone to "believe someone's sketches". I'm asking you and all reading my post to envision the air flow around a cross section of a mast or wing and how that relates to the top...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-23-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,945
Posted By Portage_Bay
When running a portable genny on your swim step...

When running a portable genny on your swim step at anchor consider the air flow around an anchored or stationary boat. If I were a half way decent artist Id provide sketches so illustrate the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,236
Posted By Portage_Bay
By law a captain has full authority and full...

By law a captain has full authority and full responsibility. But.... owners apply pressure and a captain needs to worry about keeping his job. It seems to me in the fishing industry the pressure is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,236
Posted By Portage_Bay
I recall that VHS tape being played during...

I recall that VHS tape being played during stability training. It made me queasy to see it then and still does today.

For another take on what / why read this article.

Fishing boat capsizes,...
Forum: Californian 10-16-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Portage_Bay
Mahogany, Philipine Mahogany and Sapele are terms...

Mahogany, Philipine Mahogany and Sapele are terms that get confused quite a bit. Check out this link Mahogany Mixups: the Lowdown...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Portage_Bay
Mvweelbles & Maerin, Thank you for the...

Mvweelbles & Maerin,


Thank you for the reminder re neoprene and silicon and thanks for the links.



Regarding no pressure on top mounted sender fittings. I disagree because a pressed up...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Portage_Bay
Thanks for all the help everyone. I'll be...

Thanks for all the help everyone. I'll be tackling that project soon.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Portage_Bay
Thank you! I'll be pulling them as soon as I get...

Thank you! I'll be pulling them as soon as I get some other projects under control.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Portage_Bay
Diesel tank gasket and sealant

I've got leaking fuel level sender flange to tank top on all of my tanks. What gasket material and sealant have you successfully used for similar repairs? Or what gasket material and sealant have...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-08-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Portage_Bay
I used to run a Furuno VX2 / Simrad AP 50 /...

I used to run a Furuno VX2 / Simrad AP 50 / Coastal Navigator system. There were ways to avoid the AP confusion you're experiencing.



Activate route following / auto steering on one device...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-08-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,546
Posted By Portage_Bay
The idea is someone will call me BEFORE it sinks.

The idea is someone will call me BEFORE it sinks.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-07-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,546
Posted By Portage_Bay
I post my contact info in the window. It's cheap...

I post my contact info in the window. It's cheap insurance.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,729
Posted By Portage_Bay
I paid cash for all 3 boats I've purchased. ...

I paid cash for all 3 boats I've purchased.

The only purchase I will make with money I don't have is a home mortgage. Everything else it's either cash or if the funds invested make a better...
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